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Brooks RamseyThe Rev. Dr. Brooks Ramsey

The Rev. Dr. Brooks Ramsey was a member of the staff of Calvary Episcopal Church in the position of Interim Assistant for Pastoral Ministries/Theologian in Residence while the church was conducting a search for a full-time Associate Rector. Dr. Ramsey is the Co-Director of the Pastoral Counseling Center of Memphis and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. A superb teacher and preacher, he also assisted in worship and education.

Ordained in the American Baptist Church, Dr. Ramsey received a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Eden Theological Seminary. He has served in parish ministry for 25 years, most recently as the Interim
Associate Pastor of Idlewild Presbyterian Church and Interim Minister of First Congregational Church. He has served several Baptist Churches including Second Baptist in Memphis and is a past President of the Memphis Ministerial Association.

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